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Lost Treasures of Tibet 

Nova follows a group of art conservationists to the ancient Buddhist Temples of the Mustang. There they attempt to restore artwork that has been slowly deteriorating with time.

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Liesl Clark
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Episode credited cast:
Liev Schreiber ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Alsop Ian Alsop ... Self - AsianArt.com
Jigme Parwar Bista Jigme Parwar Bista ... Self - King of Mustang (as Raja Jigme Palbar Bista)
Luigi Fieni Luigi Fieni ... Self - Art Conservator
Lama Guru Gyaltsen Lama Guru Gyaltsen ... Self - Former Member of Parliament, Tibet
Rodolfo Lujan Rodolfo Lujan ... Self - King Mahendra Trust
John Sanday John Sanday ... Self - American Himalayan Foundation
H.H. 41st Sakya Trizin H.H. 41st Sakya Trizin ... Self - Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism (as His Holiness Sakya Trizin)
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Nova follows a group of art conservationists to the ancient Buddhist Temples of the Mustang. There they attempt to restore artwork that has been slowly deteriorating with time.

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Documentary

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TV-G

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prettying up the ruins
25 December 2011 | by filmalamosaSee all my reviews

This documentary on restoring ruins in Tiber was interesting. I found especially interesting how difficult it is to rein in attempts at over restoring things.

The King and people of this part of Nepal... may think they want a brand new Disney World recreation of their frescoes but they do so only because of lack of sophistication. No tourist will want to see that.

I thought the solutions the foreign restorers came up with were good-- using water colors and shading in cracks etc...

It comes to mind that during the 30s Mussolini prettied up Roman ruins-- some say too much.

One thing that struck me is what a pity the Chinese communists had control of Tibet...they really ruined treasures during the 50s and 60s when they were out of control. Simalarly vandals or Muslim knocked the noses and private parts off Roman statues. And more recently the Taliban blew up ancient Buddhas--organized religion and political ideology is so narrow minded.


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